Saturday, March 17, 2007

On Melungeons

This Wikipedia entry lists common surnames associated with Melungeons: "Almost every author on this subject gives a slightly different list of Melungeon-associated surnames, but the British surnames Collins and Gibson appear most frequently (genealogist Pat Elder calls them "core" surnames). Many researchers also include Bowling, Bunch, Denham, Dunaway, Goins, Goodman, Minor, Mise, Moore, Mullins, Rose, Williams, Wise, and several others (though this does not mean that all families with these surnames are Melungeon)."

Speaking of Collinses and Minors, here's my great-grandmother with her second husband, a fellow named Morgan Collins, and one of their Minor great-grandsons in Lee County in April 1965.

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